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Light science for leisure hours. A series of familiar esays on scientific subjects, natural phenomena, &c., &c


Published 1871
Topics Science
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Strange discoveries respecting the aurora.--The earth a maguet.--Our chief timepiece losing time.--Encke, the astronomer.--Venus on the sun's face.--Recent solar researches.--Government aid to science.--American alms for British science.--The secret of the North pole.--Is the Gulf Stream a myth?--Floods in Switzerland.--A great tidal wave.--Deep-sea dredgings.--The tunnel through Mont Cenis.--Tornadoes.--Vesuvius.--The earthquake in Peru.--The greatest sea-wave ever known.--The usefulness of earthquakes.--The forcing power of rain.--A shower of snow crystals.--Long shots.--Influence of marriage on the death-rate.--The topographical survey of India.--A ship attacked by a sword fish.--The safety-lamp.--The dust we have to breathe.--Photographic ghosts.--The Oxford and Cambridge rowing styles.--Beating on horse races; or, The state of the odds.--Squaring the circle.--A new theory of Achilles' shield


Publisher N.Y. Appleton
Pages 372
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number nrlf_ucb:GLAD-235006
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection cdl; americana

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